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World Athletics Championships live stream: how to watch Oregon22 online for free

Jamaican and US sprinters shine

Gianmarco Tamberi of Italy competes in the Men's High Jump final at the World Athletics Championships
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Shericka Jackson, Marcell Jacobs, Karsten Warholm and Katarina Johnson-Thompson have been some of the stars in the spotlight at Oregon22, the 18th edition of the World Athletics Championships. With 1,900 athletes going for gold across 26 disciplines, it's the biggest track and field meeting in the world outside the Olympics. Now into the second week, there is plenty still to see. Here's how to watch a 2022 World Athletics Championships live stream wherever you are right now.

World Athletics Championships live stream 2022

Dates: Friday, July 15 - Sunday, July 24

Venue: Hayward Field, Eugene, Oregon

FREE live streams: BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab) (UK) | CBC Sports (opens in new tab) (CA) | Kayo Sports FREE trial (opens in new tab) (AU)

US stream: Peacock TV (opens in new tab) / NBC, CNBC and USA Network via FREE fuboTV trial (opens in new tab)

Watch anywhere: try ExpressVPN 100% risk-free (opens in new tab)

The women's 200m promises to be one of the highlights of the championships, with Jackson and Abby Steiner finally set to go toe-to-toe, and Dina Asher-Smith in contention too. Jackson went up against compatriots Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Elaine Thompson-Herah in the 100m sprint coming second in all-Jamaican podium behind Fraser-Pryce. The men's 100m, meanwhile, was a clean sweep for the US with Fred Kerley taking gold.

The men's 400m is another must-watch. World champion Warholm has had issues with injury this year, but so has his arch-rival Rai Benjamin. Could that open the door for Alison dos Santos?

The battle between Faith Kipyegon, Sifan Hassan and Laura Muir in the women's 1,500m was a thriller with an insanely fast lap from eventual gold medallist Kipyegon.

One of the enduring images of Tokyo 2020 was the bromance between Gianmarco Tamberi and Mutaz Barshim in the high jump and it was the Qatari who took gold this time with Woo Sanghyeok in silver.

Whatever you love in the way of track and field, you'll find it at Oregon22. Follow our guide as we explain all the ways to get a 2022 World Athletics Championships live stream wherever you are.


Watch the World Athletics Championships live stream for FREE

We'll give you the full details for each country below but these are the services which are showing the Oregon22 World Athletics Championships live stream for free.

CBC (opens in new tab) (Canada)

BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab) (UK)

Kayo Sports 14-day free trial (opens in new tab) (Australia)

Remember that Canadian, British and Australian nationals can tune into CBC, iPlayer and Kayo Sports from abroad by using a VPN (opens in new tab).


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How to watch a World Athletics Championships: live stream FREE in Canada

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Track and field fans in Canada can live stream the 2022 World Athletics Championships on the CBC Sports website (opens in new tab) for free. It has by far the most comprehensive coverage worldwide.

Coverage starts as early as 9am ET / 6am PT on some days with live streams continuing deep into the nights. So, if you're looking to watch as much of Oregon22 as possible, CBC should be your first port of call. Take a look at the CBC Sports schedule (opens in new tab) for full details of what's on and when. Away from home?

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Watch a World Athletics Championships live stream from outside your country

The World Athletics Championships is a global event, and there should be a way to watch Oregon22 no matter where you are. But if you're currently abroad and struggling to tune in - or if you just want the comfort and language of your home nation's coverage - then geo-restrictions may stand in your way of getting a World Athletics Championships live stream.

That's where the broadcaster prevents you from watching your usual feed from abroad. It's a common problem for sports fans all over the world. By downloading and installing a VPN, you can effectively trick your computer into thinking that it's back at home.

Use a VPN to watch a World Athletics Championships live stream from anywhere

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How to use a VPN for the World Athletics Championships

Using a VPN to watch the World Athletics Championships free on CBC Sports is as easy as one-two-three...

1. Download and install a VPN - as we say, our top choice is ExpressVPN

2. Connect to the appropriate server location - open the VPN app, hit 'choose location' and select the appropriate location

3. Go to the broadcaster's live stream - so if you're from Canada, just head to the CBC Sports streaming service (opens in new tab)

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How to watch World Athletics Championships: live stream Oregon22 for FREE in the UK

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Track and field fans can watch the 2022 World Athletics Championships for FREE in the UK, with the event being shown on BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Three, BBC Four, BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab) and through the BBC Red Button.

Coverage typically begins in the afternoon or early evening, and continues deep into the night.

Away from the UK right now? No worries:

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BBC iPlayer is free to watch with a valid TV licence, and works across a huge array of devices, including laptops, tablets, smartphones, media streaming devices like Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Chromecast and Roku, and PlayStation and Xbox consoles.

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How to watch World Athletics Championships: live stream for FREE in Australia

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beIN Sports has the rights to show the 2022 World Athletics Championships in Australia, with live coverage typically starting in the early hours and running into the evenings.

If you don't have it as part of a pay TV package, you can also sign up to beIN Sports as a standalone subscription, costing $19.99 per month after you've taken advantage of a FREE two-week trial (opens in new tab).

That said, sports streaming specialist Kayo Sports includes beIN in its package - in addition to an enormous variety of live sports - and it also offers a FREE 14-day Kayo Sports trial (opens in new tab).

After that, the Basic plan costs just $25 a month and lets you stream on two screens, while Premium is a mere $35 a month for simultaneous viewing on up to three devices. 

Don't forget, you can take your coverage abroad with you as well. For those wanting to watch home coverage of sports from overseas, a good VPN (opens in new tab) is the solution.

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How to watch 2022 World Athletics Championships: live stream Oregon22 in the US without cable

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The 2022 World Athletics Championships are being shown across Peacock TV (opens in new tab), NBC, USA Network and CNBC in the US, with coverage starting in mid-morning or the early afternoon, and running deep into the night.

Peacock should be your first port of call, as it's showing the vast majority of the event.

Peacock costs just $4.99 a month (opens in new tab) for an ad-supported version of the service that also offers live coverage of every big WWE event, the NFL and plenty more live sports. You also have the option of paying $10 a month for commercial-free coverage.

Alternatively, OTT streaming service FuboTV (opens in new tab) is a comprehensive cable replacement that includes USA Network, CNBC and NBC in select markets. 

Prices start at $69.99 a month after a FREE FuboTV trial (opens in new tab).

Sling TV is also reasonably priced and includes both NBC and USA Network in select markets, as part of its Sling Blue (opens in new tab) package. CNBC is available as part of a $6 per month addon. The usual cost of Sling Blue is $35 a month, but if you're new to the service you can get your first month for half price (opens in new tab).

If you subscribe to Peacock, Sling or any other US streaming service and find yourself unable to access coverage because you're out of the country, consider using a VPN as outlined below -we rate ExpressVPN as the best of the best (opens in new tab).

More ways to watch the 2022 World Athletics Championships online

In some countries, select events are being live streamed on the World Athletics YouTube channel (opens in new tab) and the World Athletics Facebook page (opens in new tab).

Unfortunately, at the time of publication World Athletics hasn't provided a full breakdown of the events that will be live streamed there, and where they'll be available.

2022 World Athletics Championships schedule and events

(All dates local)

  • Men’s 100m: 15-16 July
  • Women’s 100m: 16-17 July
  • Men’s 200m: 18-21 July
  • Women’s 200m: 18-21 July
  • Men’s 400m: 17-22 July
  • Women’s 400m: 17-22 July
  • Men’s 800m: 20-23 July
  • Women’s 800m: 21-24 July
  • Men’s 1,500m: 16-19 July
  • Women’s 1,500m: 15-18 July
  • Men’s 5,000m: 21-24 July
  • Women’s 5,000m: 20-23 July
  • Men’s 10,000m: 17 July
  • Women’s 10,000m: 16 July
  • Men’s Marathon: 17 July
  • Women’s Marathon: 18 July
  • Men’s 3,000m Steeplechase: 15-18 July
  • Women’s 3,000m Steeplechase: 16-20 July
  • Women’s 100m Hurdles: 23-24 July
  • Men’s 110m Hurdles: 16-17 July
  • Men’s 400m Hurdles: 16-19 July
  • Women’s 400m Hurdles: 19-22 July
  • Women’s Heptathlon: 17-18 July
  • Men’s Decathlon: 23-24 July
  • Men’s High Jump: 15-18 July
  • Women’s High Jump: 16-19 July
  • Men’s Pole Vault: 22-24 July
  • Women’s Pole Vault: 15-17 July
  • Men’s Long Jump: 15-16 July
  • Women’s Long Jump: 23-24 July
  • Men’s Triple Jump: 21-23 July
  • Women’s Triple Jump: 16-18 July
  • Men’s Shot Put: 15-17 July
  • Women’s Shot Put: 15-16 July
  • Men’s Discus: 17-19 July
  • Women’s Discus: 18-20 July
  • Men’s Hammer Throw: 15-16 July
  • Women’s Hammer Throw: 15-17 July
  • Men’s Javelin: 21-23 July
  • Women’s Javelin: 20-22 July
  • Men’s 20km Race Walk: 15 July
  • Women’s 20km Race Walk: 15 July
  • Men’s 35km Race Walk: 24 July
  • Women’s 35km Race Walk: 22 July
  • Men’s 4x100m Relay: 22-23 July
  • Women’s 4x100m Relay: 22-23 July
  • Men’s 4x400m Relay: 22-23 July
  • Women’s 4x400m Relay: 22-23 July
  • Mixed 4x400m Relay: 15 July

Aatif is a freelance copywriter and journalist based in the UK. He’s written about technology, science and politics for publications including Gizmodo, The Independent, Trusted Reviews and Newsweek, but focuses on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: sport and penny-pinching.